Mexico: illegal logging considered organized crime by authorities

Posted on October 25, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Organized Crime

Illegal logging of timber is now comparable to organized crime , as well as transport and transformation in irregular sawmills, and who become involved can receive up to nine years in prison, said Samuel Ibarra, head of the Office of Environmental Crimes (FEDAPUR ) of the Attorney General of the Federal District (PGJ-DF). Delegations Milpa Alta, Tlalpan and Magdalena Contreras, especially in the area of ​​Ajusco, are the areas where most crime occurs, the timber is transported mainly Morelos, State of Mexico and Michoacan. Read Article

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